Art For Art’s Sake

Rochelle sets us a one hundred word flash fiction challenge, prompted by a photo, every week.  Come and have a go, if you think you’re bard enough.


Art For Art’s Sake.

“Yes, I take your point: it is both contemporary and postmodern. And no-one could accuse you of lacking boldness or unfettered use of colour. I was impressed by the way you have shed the “emperor’s new clothes” introspection. And, of course, it’s a political statement about society’s enslavement to consumerism in general, and the motorcar specifically, not without a subservient, though very topical, green credential. Indeed my only question is what the fuck is it doing in my meadow?” (79)

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Fifty-something, pacifist, six sigma black belt, lean implementer, brewer, vintner, guitarist, wood-turner, and slave to collies.
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46 Responses to Art For Art’s Sake

  1. Hilarious piece, Mick. The ending was probably very realistic. That’s no doubt what a farmer would say if that happened. Well written. 😀 — Suzanne

  2. Margaret says:

    Ha! He’s got different priorities – much more pragmatic. Great fun.

  3. Most amusing. The end works even better to frame the beginning!

  4. LOL Having spent all day in an art gallery this really hit home. Loved it.

  5. plaridel says:

    one’s art is another’s piece of garbage. all’s well and good as long as they don’t tread on each other’s toes.

  6. rogershipp says:

    Postmodern art suddenly is field grafitti!

  7. uehobbyist says:

    Very funny. I can see the old farmer talking to his upstart, educated son.

  8. MissTiffany says:

    Haha, I love it – typical “art talk”…a lot of words, but not saying much. Then BAM! the important question. I’d wonder why it was in my meadow too. Well done!

  9. draliman says:

    I love the way the rather pompous “art-speak” suddenly came right down to Earth! Very good.

  10. Got to make sure that artistic expression is located in the right place. Well done!

  11. any1mark66 says:

    No the question is what is the meadow doing in the middle of the cars.

  12. rgayer55 says:

    Absolutely. Do it in your own back yard.
    Great punchline, Mick.

  13. Love it. I once saw crude sculptures made from scrap cars at the NY Guggenheim. Really boring. These pieces look interesting.

  14. Wonderful sting in the tail! Excellent.

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  15. ansumani says:

    That was a packed punch at the end there…Nicely done.

  16. Vinay Leo R. says:

    I’m happy I don’t have a meadow for such art 😀 LOL!

  17. Dale says:

    Fabulous! (said in the most artsy voice possible…)

  18. gahlearner says:

    ROFL. Love the art talk, and the punch line is hilarious.

  19. Bonus points for the morning coffee-snort! Loved it!

  20. Ha.. yes that actually happens every now and then.. 🙂

  21. ceayr says:

    Clever and funny.
    Full marks.

  22. Dave says:

    Hee hee. Noah’s neighbor, “Wanna get it out of my driveway? I gotta get to work.”

  23. Dear Mick,

    I’d be asking the same question if someone planted a row of painted cars in my meadow. 😉 Well done.



  24. Sandra says:

    🙂 Hilarious. A terrific put-down.

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